73 Most Iconic “Star Wars” Quotes True Fans Must Know

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The galaxy far, far away is filled with words of wisdom and wit from Jedi masters, rakish scoundrels, cosmic royalty, rebel leaders, dorky droids, and more. Read on for our favorite Star Wars quotes from the movies and TV series.

From wise words to wisecracks, from brags to battle cries, and from pep talks to putdowns, the heroes and villains that populate the formidable Star Wars franchise haven’t found themselves at a loss for words since 1977 when the original movie, aka Episode IV: A New Hope, debuted. (If you’re still confused about the timeline, here’s how to watch the Star Wars movies in order.)

We mined the existing 20 projects from A New Hope all the way to season 2 of The Mandalorian to find 70 Star Wars quotes worth remembering and repeating. These pop culture pearls have gone on to inspire band names, memes, nicknames, T-shirts and other merchandise, game day pep talks, and bar monikers. The most oft-repeated line, “May the Force be with you,” became the punny name of the official Star Wars holiday, May The 4th Be With You, unofficially known as Star Wars Day. And with almost a dozen new Star Wars films and TV series in some official stage of production between announced by Disney and in the can, the list, like Jedi training, is never truly done.

"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent." —Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menacerd.com

Star Wars quotes: Jedi jargon

  1. “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” —Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  2. “Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  3. “Luminous beings we are, not this crude matter.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  4. “Who’s the more foolish: the fool or the fool who follows him? —Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
  5. “Your focus determines your reality.” —Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  6. “No longer certain that one ever does win a war, I am.” —Yoda, The Clone Wars
  7. “In a dark place we find ourselves and a little more knowledge lights our way.” —Yoda, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
  8. “Sometimes we must let go of our pride and do what is requested of us.” —Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
  9. “We’ll always be with you. No one’s ever really gone. A thousand generations live in you now.” —Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
  10. “The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” —Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace
  11. “Difficult to see; always in motion is the future.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  12. “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our viewpoint.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi
  13. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” —Yoda, Revenge Of The Sith

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"I like firsts. Good or bad, they're always memorable." —Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorianrd.com

Star Wars quotes: Cosmic cracks and comebacks

  1. “I like firsts. Good or bad, they’re always memorable.” —Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian
  2. “Great, kid, don’t get cocky.” —Han Solo, A New Hope
  3. “Congratulations. You are being rescued.” —K-2SO, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. “Sorry lady. I don’t understand frog.” —Din “The Mandalorian” Djarin, The Mandalorian
  5. “Insolence? We are pirates. We don’t even know what that means.” —Hondo Ohnaka, The Clone Wars
  6. “I am not a committee.” —Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back
  7. “I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.” —Mando, The Mandalorian
  8. “Come on, baby! Do the magic hand thing.” —Greef Karga, The Mandalorian
  9. “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, director.” —Darth Vader, Rogue One

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"Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny." —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back rd.com

Star Wars quotes: Dark side discussions

  1. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
  2. “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” —Yoda, The Phantom Menace
  3. “I’ve seen what such feelings can do to a fully trained Jedi Knight. To the best of us.” —Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian
  4. “The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.” —Yoda, Revenge Of The Sith
  5. “Let go of your hate.” —Luke Skywalker, Return Of The Jedi
  6. Strike me down in anger and I’ll always be with you. Just like your father.” —Luke Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

"You are nothing. A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me. I am all the Sith." —Emperor Palpatine, The Rise of Skywalkerrd.com

Star Wars quotes: Intergalactic insults

  1. “Why, you stuck-up half-witted scruffy-looking nerf herder.” —Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back
  2. “Dank farrik.” —Cara Dunne, the Mythrol, and Mando (It’s a popular curse in the outer realms.), The Mandalorian
  3. “Laugh it up, fuzzball!” —Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back
  4. “Would somebody get this big walking carpet out of my way?” Princess Leia, A New Hope
  5. “You’re just a child in a mask.” —Snoke, The Last Jedi
  6. “You are nothing. A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me. I am all the Sith.” —Emperor Palpatine, The Rise of Skywalker
  7. “Stormbloopers. Bucket brain. Buckethead.” —Ezra Bridger, Star Wars Rebels
  8. “Mos Eisley, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
  9. “I’d just as soon kiss a wookiee.” —Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back
  10. “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.” —C-3PO, A New Hope
  11. “Some moof milker put a compressor on the ignition line.” —Han Solo, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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"You can't stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting." —Shmi Skywalker, The Phantom Menacerd.com

Star Wars quotes: Solar system sayings

  1. “There’s always a bigger fish.” —Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace
  2. “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
  3. “Never underestimate a droid.” —General Leia Organa, The Rise of Skywalker
  4. “I guess every once in a while both suns shine on a womp rat’s tail.” —Cobb Vanth, The Mandalorian
  5. “As my sweet mother always said, ‘Son, if one hostage is good, two are better. And three, well, that’s good business.'” —Hondo Ohnaka, The Clone Wars
  6. “I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.” —Chirrut, Rogue One
  7. “I got a bad feeling about this.” —Lando Calrissian, “The Rise of Skywalker
  8. “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
  9. “This is the way.” —Mando, The Mandalorian
  10. “You can’t stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” —Shmi Skywalker, The Phantom Menace
  11. “Women always figure out the truth. Always.” —Han Solo, The Force Awakens

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"Let the past die. Kill it if you have to." —Kylo Ren, The Last Jedird.com

Star Wars quotes: Bad boy bravado

  1. “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” —Darth Vader, A New Hope
  2. “I don’t want your armor. I want my armor.” —Boba Fett, The Mandalorian
  3. “Never tell me the odds.” —Han Solo, The Empire Strikes Back
  4. “A friendly piece of advice; assume that I know everything.” —Moff Gideon, The Mandalorian
  5. “I’m a big deal in the resistance.” —Finn, The Force Awakens
  6. “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
  7. “In my book, experience outranks everything.” — Captain Rex, The Clone Wars
  8. “Can I offer you a libation to celebrate the closing of our shared narrative?” —The Client, The Mandalorian
  9. “We stand here amidst my achievement. Not yours!” —Director Orson Krennic, Rogue One
  10. “Stand together, die together. Let your death be the final word in the story of rebellion.” —Emperor Palpatine, The Rise of Skywalker
  11. “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” —Kylo Ren, The Last Jedi

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"Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi's life so you might say we are encouraged to love." —Anakin Skywalker, Attack Of The Clonesrd.com

Star Wars quotes: Romantic gestures

  1. “I did want to take your hand, Ben’s hand.” —Rey, The Rise of Skywalker
  2. “You really have it bad for the Falcon, don’t you?” —Lando Calrissian
  3. “It’s mutual, trust me. She belongs with me.” —Han Solo, Solo: A Star Wars Story
  4. “Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life so you might say we are encouraged to love.” —Anakin Skywalker, Attack Of The Clones

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"That's how we're gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love." —Rose, The Last Jedird.com

Star Wars quotes: Rebel motivation

  1. “So this is how liberty dies … with thunderous applause.” —Queen Amidala, Revenge of The Sith
  2. “We had each other. That’s how we won.”—Lando Calrissian, The Rise of Skywalker
  3. “Save the rebellion! Save the dream!” —Saw, Rogue One
  4. “I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee.” —Queen Amidala, The Phantom Menace
  5. “That’s how we’re gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.” —Rose, The Last Jedi
  6. “Make ten men feel like a hundred.”—Cassian Andor, Rogue One
  7. “The First Order wins by making people think they are alone. We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them.” —Poe Dameron, The Rise of Skywalker
  8. “A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight.”—Luke Skywalker, The Rise of Skywalker
  9. “Rebellions are built on hope.” —Jyn, Rogue One

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